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Hi everyone! new to the group posting up some pictures of my build and progress so far.
A little history on the car:
this started out as my friends RHD project
I convinced him if he was going to do it! you better DOIN IT!
Do something that has not been done or at least that i haven't seen something creative so i convinced him to do DC2 firewall with the ecourangment that when the time came to do the wiring i will beat through that thing like no other. ive wired up an integra dash on a couple cars before and had experience with it so why not . rhd would just be the opposite.
so he purchased a rhd front clip and parted the things he didn't need. he was glad to buy the whole clip instead of pieces which save him some $$$$ in the end.
he has always wanted to do a RHD civic build and he was getting to it little by little . when we last talked he told me he had to move to Arizona to follow his career path
That's how I took over. at first i just wanted the shell no motor, but he said it came as a package and i finally gave in . glad i did too!
here are the pics he gave me to show the progress of the build
Black si with firewall taken out




after paint and DC2 firewall put in. all the windows and plastics taken out for paint





Glass being put back in















I received the shell with firewall in place and painted white. windows were installed . this is me picking it up and hauling it away to its new home.
what a challenge this will be!!


In my garage ready to be worked on





my first task the dash i knew this would be the hardest to figure out so i started there to make sure all the wiring will be linked with the body and mounting the steel bracket that mounts the steering rack ,dash ,and fuse box

some holes i had make and weld a 10 mm nut to mount the steel brackets that hold the steering rack ,dash ,and fuse box



some wiring and theres the steel bracket im talking about
i used the DC2 bracket





now the black steel bracket that holds the dash






pic of the other steel bracket that holds the dash. just bolted right in cake! :)


had to buy passenger side mpunts for the recaro


RHD DC2 GSR steering rack and sub frame


I was excited when my girlfriend soon to be wife bought me this! (wifey material)


went to the salvage yard to find a 40/40 proportion valve for the brake line tuck



getting the TSX flywheel resurfaced with my machine shop buddy eddie!


pic of the fan, A/C box, heater core and distribution box mounted fuse box all the wiring for the body and dash all the foot pedals
i cracked my head on the body wiring . had to depin and repin somepins to match but looks like it came factory noe no splicing done just repinning






painted the type r rotors and knuckle satin black

painted the calipers red and undero the body flat black



i got the gauges, clock , headlights, hi beams, turn signal etc. working ! this was an eciting moment for me


confirmed all the the fan and ventilation boxes work

emergency lights work

head light and emergency lights



power windows here i come



installed the wiring on the passenger door

my new passenger seat l hand side had to cut and weld the brackets to make it fit





so on to the motor I researched the 06 tsx motor and found that the oil pump starts to cavitate at high rpm so i decided to get the rsx type s pump and modify to fit . i also modified the pump to flow better thanks hytech for providing some info. after taking the oil pump apart you can see whats happening to the oil .








Here is the motor after i had the valve cover powder coated wrinkle red
and manifold painted satin black the Hondata intake gasket I think I ordered the wrong one but no biggie I just ended cutting off the unused portion to the right






installed the carpet and recieved the mounting bracket for the recaro seat from wedge brackets





so i only recieved half the carpet since it was only the front clip of the RHD so i made the carpet over lap right where the seat covers it


takata harness installed


hybrid shifter installed


my girlfriend that cant wait to drive




some more pics of another RHD civic




progress CS-2 coil overs are in !


a RHD civic that i seen at cars and coffee that gave me more motivation !











progress CS-2 installed




pick of some mocked up door panels for the civic from an integra
his is going to be a challenge


so i put that on hold after cracking my head and went back to building the motor aftr i recieved mt VTC from the machine shop . to have 45 degrees of movement




so i put the motor and trans together . new through out bearing oem pressure plate. exedy clutch . lubed the fork and bearing put it together and mocked up the engine hoist to make sure nothings in the way







more pics of the interior



so today im at the point where i had to unbolt the transmission cuase i found out the 05 + tranny you have to put the vss ring gear in the final drive. and have to modify the case to have the old vss style to fit .


after sorting out the tranny VSS issues i ended up gettign a converter and converted the signal .

any ways a lil video i made enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrP8EKDsa2c&list=UUgi7ij3tHkMEtUDHpE4UUDg



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nice build !

Good coilover choice :) I have same.

What spring rates did you go with?
 

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Same exact thing I was thinking...

great progress...pretty cool that you took over the project..looks like it will be a good one
The guy i met his name was Juan. Nice guy.
and thanks for the thumbs up
Im glad i took over as well, cant wait to drive it should be sweet!
 

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Thanks Mike,I bought the 450 FR/450R
what do you have and do you like the ride ?
I got the 350/500 . I actually havent installed yet , on stock suspension until car gets sprayed.
 

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Excellent build. It's strange to see the excitement RHD cars generate in the US as we take them for granted here as all Japanese built cars are RHD as they are in Australia. You were lucky in that most of the hard work in fabrication was done for you by your buddy but you've done an excellent job fitting all the interior and the wiring, which can be a pain!

Looking forward to more progress and photos.

Peter
 

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Excellent build. It's strange to see the excitement RHD cars generate in the US as we take them for granted here as all Japanese built cars are RHD as they are in Australia. You were lucky in that most of the hard work in fabrication was done for you by your buddy but you've done an excellent job fitting all the interior and the wiring, which can be a pain!

Looking forward to more progress and photos.

Peter
Are LHD cars all the rage Down under ? :)
 

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Are LHD cars all the rage Down under ? :)
No, they aren't. I've never seen a converted Honda to LHD and I've been a Honda guy for over 20 years.

Only thing we see on our roads is the occasional American muscle car that's been imported, usually old Mustangs.

JDM is BIG but you get that everywhere.

Peter
 

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Great build man. Are you in okc? I could have sworn I met you at RS fuels one night. I spoke to you for a little before you went off to race a turbo rsx. Hmmm....or maybe it was someone else here with a very similar k24a2 rhd civic lol. Well...if it is indeed you (who I met) I did mention my build in our convo. You check out my build thread on here.
 

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Excellent build. It's strange to see the excitement RHD cars generate in the US as we take them for granted here as all Japanese built cars are RHD as they are in Australia. You were lucky in that most of the hard work in fabrication was done for you by your buddy but you've done an excellent job fitting all the interior and the wiring, which can be a pain!

Looking forward to more progress and photos.

Peter
thanks infotechplus. yes Im glad i did not have to do that portion of removing and rewelding the firewall.
 

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yes im in okc i just checked out your progress keep it up looking good!! good to see more people in town getting into these
i just ran at the track this saturday and i ran a 13.2
 

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yes im in okc i just checked out your progress keep it up looking good!! good to see more people in town getting into these
i just ran at the track this saturday and i ran a 13.2
Thanks. Thats a pretty decent time. Im sure your car is capable of high 12's. i didnt know the track was already reopened...good to hear. Will most likely see u around in the near future
 
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